Sunday, 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: Iran

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

TEHRAN: Iran’s president called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan ...

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Iran rules out talks as Trump links Tehran to Saudi oil attack

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom’s output. Trump said that it looked like Iran was behind the weekend strike at the heart of the Saudi oil ...

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Australian Couple Detained in Iran Named as Travel Bloggers

TEHRAN: Two Australians detained in Iran were named as a travel-blogging couple who were arrested while making an overland trip from their home country to Britain. Perth-based Jolie King and Mark Firkin had been documenting their journey on social media for the past two years but went silent after posting ...

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Meeting with Rouhani possible at UN assembly: Trump

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump signaled for a possible meeting with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York. Asked whether it is possible to meet with Hassan Rouhani, Trump told reporters: “Sure, anything is possible.” “They would like to be able to solve their problem. ...

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Iran gives Europe two months to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave European powers another two months to save a 2015 nuclear deal, but warned that Tehran was still preparing for further significant breaches of the agreement if diplomatic efforts failed. His statement came as Iranian officials appeared to give a guarded welcome to a French ...

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Iran voices optimism over nuclear deal after talks with France

PARIS: Iran and France have moved closer in their views on the future of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the west after talks between the countries’ presidents, the Iranian government has said. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, spoke for two hours by telephone, a spokesman ...

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Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then talk

TEHRAN: Iran’s president back-pedalled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani’s change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there’s a “really good ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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India, other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said that India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time. “India is right there, they are not fighting it, we are fighting it,” said Mr. Trump. “Pakistan is right next door. They are fighting ...

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Gibraltar refuses US request to seize Iranian tanker

BRUSSELS: Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on ...

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